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Chemical and nutrient analysis of meltwaters in the Victoria Valley and Bull Pass
Entry ID: K091_1989_1990_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: Baseline chemistry data for ponds and lakes in the Victoria Valley/Bull Pass region was collected in January 1990. Water samples were taken from Upper Victoria Glacier drainage, Lake Victoria, Lake Vida, Lower Victoria Glacier drainage and associated brine and meltwater pools, Lake Thomas, and ice covered pools at the entrance to the Barwick Valley, the top of Mt Insel and Bull Pass. Up to 3 litres of water was collected from each site and were analysed for pH, temperature, sulphide concentration, major ions, nutrients, trace metals (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd) and stable isotopes (D & O18). Evaporite salts from lake margins and meltpools were collected and identified by x-ray diffraction.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.3833 S: -77.3833  E: 161.9333  W: 161.9333

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-04
Stop Date: 1990-01-28


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Victoria Valley
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Bull Pass
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TRACE METALS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER ION CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Instrument
WATER BOTTLES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
JENNY WEBSTER-BROWN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 Extn 87374
Email: j.webster at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Publications/References
Webster, J.G., Brown, K.L. And Vincent, W.F. 1994. Geochemical processes affecting meltwater chemistry and the formation of saline brines in the Victoria Valley and Bull Pass regions, Antarctica. Hydrobiologia 281(3): 171-186.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27


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